skim off

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Synonyms for skim off

remove from the surface

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Bring to the boil - just - and skim off any scum and fat.
With a spoon, skim off and discard foam, leaving clarified butter behind.
Among animal inventors, there are the English blue tits who learned to peck open milk bottles and skim off the cream and the Japanese monkeys who learned to wash the sand off the sweet potato slices researchers left on the beach.
If you only want to skim off the 30 percent cream who want to move in less than three months, you're missing out on more than two-thirds of the Internet market," said Richard, author of the book "Real Estate Rainmaker" to be published in fall 1999 by John Wiley & Sons.
The enormous mass of material assembled by the authors also debunks two of the most influential myths surrounding the foundation of the Volkswagen company in the second half of the 1930s, namely the idea that it was part and parcel of the regime's hidden rearmament programme, and the thesis that its main function was to skim off the purchasing power of the German consumer.
One of the primary objections to a single-payer system is that it would encourage a "big government" approach to health care, but Marmor points out that managed competition would itself require extensive new layers of regulatory bureaucracy to ensure, among other things, that rival health plans don't try to skim off the least disease-prone customers.
Chill the can, then skim off the solidified fat after opening and discard it.
According to Seattle attorney David Copley, "The Supreme Court's decision, confirming the rulings the District Court and Ninth Circuit, brings an end to Nautilus and Cook Inlet's effort to skim off some of the punitive damages awarded to other victims of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Unfortunately the Ghanaian allowed the ball to skim off his head.
When they approach a gently shelving beach the sonar may skim off it and go off at a tangent.
In order to get this refurbishment money all the local politicians have nodded it through, so this company can rip off local travellers and rate-payers and skim off 10% to 15% profits.
Skim off floating weeds, such as duckweed, with a net, rake, scoop or wooden board.
Bring to a boil and skim off any scum that comes to the surface.
Jeff Ross, superintendent of the Mersey ship, which can recover up to 1,200 tonnes of oil, said: ``The oil is thick, heavy fuel oil which makes it more difficult to skim off.
After meat has reached 145|, tilt pan to skim off and discard fat.